Metropolys board game has quickly become one of my favorite board games. We like it because there is a fair amount of strategy in every bid and the game can be played through pretty quickly once everyone understands the rules. I noticed that it took me a few times playing through the game before i really felt like i understood how i needed to use each turn to accumulate the most points and win the game.
This article is just an hightlight of a few strategic tips. If you want a more thorough review please look at our Metropolys Board Game Review.
I thought it would be helpful to share some of my strategies to help new players have a better idea of what they can do before they fully understand how all the components of Metropolys work together.
A few strategic guidelines
1. If a piece does not score there is no reason to use that piece. Make sure that if you are going to win that the realestate either helps you accomplish your goal, or set you up for your next move. There is a feeling early on that you win metropolys by getting rid of your pieces the fastest. In reality the first person done is rarely the person who wins.
2. Your initial goal should be to claim the realestate that is both your assigned color and has high points on it, for example a 3 point chip and your designated color should be the highest priority.
3. Your assigned task should be important to you, but you must remember that often times one player making a realestate purchase can ruin your strategy. Focus first on your color and the positive point chips and then on your assined point goal.
4. If you do get out to a nice lead start claiming spots that give you landlocked bid realestate that can be purchased cheaply.